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2014-01-17 16:20:10

WILLIAMS, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) will fire up its iconic 1923 steam engine for regularly scheduled runs from Williams, Ariz. to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2014. While more than 100,000 steam engines were built in the U.S. during the steam era, it is estimated that less than 100 still run, many over just short distances and at very low speeds. However, the GCR's 90-year-old Locomotive No. 4960 steam engine will be let loose to...

2013-05-15 12:28:07

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf is war, where men and woman challenge the course, and the course usually wins. So why not play on a real battlefield? At Kingsmill in Williamsburg, Va., golfers can drive into the greens on championship courses located along the James River. Kingsmill's historic land that once saw action in the American Revolutionary and Civil War boasts three distinct 18-hole courses designed by golf legends Peter Dye, Arnold Palmer, Tom Clark and Curtis...

2013-03-25 16:22:00

A Green Tale of Ingenuity Saving History WILLIAMS, Ariz., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Earth Day on April 22, the Iron Horse is back and healthier than ever thanks to strictly oil used for french fries and chicken wings. While such a diet might be hazardous to the health of most, The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) is using recycled waste vegetable oil as fuel on Locomotive No. 4960, a steam engine built in 1923. Beginning this May on the first Saturday of every month through...

Death Valley Receives Gold Tier Dark Sky Label
2013-02-22 04:49:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced this week that Death Valley National Park is being designated as the largest International Dark Sky Park in the world. The association said that the park offers views similar to what could have been seen before the rise of cities, due to its seclusion from other towns. Death Valley earned a "Gold Tier" status from the sky pollution watchdog, a status awarded to only those places...

2013-02-19 08:36:47

SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Windstar Cruises announced today that its owner, Xanterra Parks & Resorts(®), has reached an agreement with Seabourn, a cruise company that operates six luxury cruise ships, to purchase three of their ships: Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Legend, and Seabourn Spirit. Under the project name Global Windstar, the expansion will double the size of Windstar's recently renovated, three luxury sailing yacht fleet, making the company the market...

2013-02-19 08:22:51

DENVER, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanterra Parks & Resorts(®), the largest concessioner to the national parks, has completed a series of acquisitions that greatly expand the company's experiential leisure offerings. These acquisitions include three all-suite luxury cruise ships currently operated by Seabourn to become part of Windstar Cruises, VBT (Vermont) Bicycling and Walking Vacations and The Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Ariz., adjoining the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park...

2011-05-27 13:09:00

DENVER, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanterra Parks & Resorts completed the purchase of Windstar Cruises on Wednesday, May 25, after the sale of the assets of Ambassadors International, Inc. was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 19, 2011. Windstar was Ambassadors' principal operating unit. Windstar Cruises, with headquarters based in Seattle, Wash., will sail all published 2011 and 2012 voyages, maintain its customer programs and policies and...

2011-05-19 20:35:00

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambassadors International, Inc. ("Ambassadors") today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has granted an order approving the sale of substantially all of Ambassadors' assets, including its principal operating unit, Windstar Cruises, to TAC Cruise LLC, an affiliate of Xanterra Holding Corporation. The sale is expected to close next week. All of Windstar's luxury yachts are sailing as scheduled, serving customers...

2010-11-15 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AEG, a leading sports and entertainment company, launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental initiative with the release of the industry's first comprehensive sustainability report. The groundbreaking report contains metrics, collected from 20 facilities from within AEG's global network of venues, detailing AEG's commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste and water usage at all of its owned and managed facilities worldwide,...

2010-09-29 10:05:00

SAN DIEGO and YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) announces that it has provided five of its pedal-assist synergetic hybrid bicycles, the eneloop bike, to Xanterra Parks & Resorts (Xanterra), an organization that operates hotels, restaurants and activities in Yellowstone National Park located primarily in Wyoming, and extending into Montana and Idaho. The five eco-friendly bikes were given to the organization to help support its...